Taxi Cab Accident Lawyer in Manhattan Beach
Taxi cab accidents happen all the time and for reasons ranging from a myriad of things, which we will go further in detail later in this article. But unfortunately, getting compensated for injuries from these accidents can be a nightmare.
The main reason for this difficulty is that taxi drivers drive theirs for a living, unlike other drivers who drive their cars only when they need to. Thus, they will do as much as they possibly can to avoid taking responsibility for an accident. This, understandably, presents a difficulty to the victim of the accident, whose medical bills are mounting while taxi drivers and their insurance companies try to avoid the blame.
Have you been injured in a taxi cab accident in Manhattan Beach? Then don’t hesitate to reach out to an expert taxi cab accident lawyer. Our firm’s attorneys stand ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Please call us today on 310-870-0369 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Unlike other types of car accidents, taxi cab accidents are unique in that it most times involves a third party – the taxi cab company in which the driver is employed. Thus filing a claim for the accident will depend on the specific accident scenario. Common taxi cab accident scenarios are:
A taxi cab may hit another vehicle. In an auto accident involving a taxi, your lawyer must prove the following:
While the process of getting compensated seems straightforward on paper, it is not as easy in reality. The primary reason for this difficulty lies with the insurance providers of at-fault parties.
For example, in a scenario where you were a passenger in a taxi cab that hit another taxi cab, the expected result is that both insurers should cough up the settlement amount. But unfortunately, insurance companies are not usually keen on paying settlement claims and will try to wriggle out of their obligations or offer a small amount.
They may also take advantage of the claim involving more than one insurance company to begin a horrible game of finger-pointing. Thus, the injured victim will be forced to either give up pursuing the claim or settle for a lowball amount just to escape the back and forth between the insurers.
This is why you should hire a competent taxi cab accident lawyer in Manhattan Beach when you sustain injuries in taxi cab accidents.
At Sullivan & Sullivan, we have over 20 years of experience dealing with insurance adjusters and know all the underhanded tactics they employ to get out of paying settlement claims. So if you or your loved one was injured in a taxi cab accident, don’t wait for the insurance companies to start tossing you back and forth before you get a lawyer.
Feel free to get in touch with us as soon as you can after the accident, and let us help you engage the at-fault party's insurance company(s) right off the bat. Of course, even if you have contacted the insurance adjusters and have had to endure the blame game and finger-pointing, it is in your best interest to reach out to us regardless. We know what to do to put a stop to all the shenanigans and get you the compensation that is rightly yours.